Here, by way of this
, is Apple's
plea to the Library of Congress [PDF]
against a DMCA exemption which
would allow jailbreaking on locked phones. "The acts of
circumvention that the exemption would permit would result in infringing
uses of copyrighted firmware stored on smart phones and of copyrighted
content that runs on those phones, thereby failing the fundamental
prerequisite requirement of Section 1201(a)(1)(B) for an exemption.
Although that fact alone should preempt any need for further consideration,
the proposed exemption should also be rejected because of a host of bad
consequences that will flow from it. In the case of the iPhone, it will
destroy the 'chain of trust' that Apple has carefully engineered into the
product to protect users from serious functional problems that often result
from unauthorized modifications to the device's OS.
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